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Re: Honors Classes...starting in mid. school


From: Judie (judiej50_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Mon Feb 04 2002 - 23:56:48 PST

Hmmmmm! Next thing you know, we'll be genetically ordering our children to
fit our needs!!!!


>Unfortunately it is pretty bad all over and it (pressure) starts before
>Time magazine ran articles on overbearing parents a year ( or so )ago .
>It mentioned that some well- to-do parents were getting tutors for their
>kids in sports and "core" ( hate that word) subjects as young as
>pre-school. The reason was they wanted their child to be the star pupil
>,next Tiger Woods or get that Harvard scholarship. That is why we even
>have in parents who hold their kids back in school so they are the
>oldest or tallest. We have a cut- off date of Sept. 1 for Kindergarten,
>and I have heard of p[arents in our area hold back kids with Spring
>birthdays for that very reason. How warped are some people getting?
>Those poor kids!